It’s finally summer, and your family decides on a great summer trip — a day at an amusement park! What a great way to spend a sunny day.
Amusement parks can be loads of fun, unless you experience an injury on your trip. Like any other business, have regulations as far as how to safely operate their games and rides. If these rules aren’t followed, an amusement park can be a potentially dangerous place.
If you’ve suffered an injury at an amusement park, you need a personal injury lawyer who has experience dealing with cases like yours.
Amusement Park Injuries
New Jersey has plenty of popular amusement parks and water parks. Some of the most popular are Six Flags, Action Park, The Land of Make Believe, and piers on the beaches in Atlantic City, Wildwood, and Ocean City.
When you visit any of these parks, you have the right to a safe and sound trip. The New Jersey Carnival Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board is around to make sure of that. Unfortunately, some employees of the park may be negligent and not properly follow protocol for the rides and games. This can cause unnecessary injuries to guests at the park looking to have a good time.
Some examples of injuries that can be sustained at an amusement park:
- unregulated rides
- amusement games
- slip and fall accidents
- falling objects
- bad machinery on rides
Injuries can be caused by badly put together rides, as well as workers who do not properly strap in riders, specifically children who might not know how to buckle themselves in.
Most amusement park injuries that occur in New Jersey happen at water parks. In fact, one of the most deadly theme parks ever built is in New Jersey — Action Park.
Action Park has had six deaths and countless injuries in its time. Open in 1978, it had to close in 1996 after losing most customers because of fear of injury. The Tidal Wave Pool at Action Park in Vernon, NJ was ranked #7 in the Top Ten Deadliest Theme Park Accidents of All Time. It reopened last year.
According to NJ.com, in the last 5 years, there have been only 39 roller coaster incidents, but 123 incidents on water slides.
Use special caution when visiting a water park, especially if anyone in your party isn’t a strong swimmer. If the staff isn’t there to help you along the way, their carelessness can cause you to suffer an accident.
Have you been injured?
If you’ve been injured in an accident at an amusement park or water park accident, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone for a free consultation. We can help get you the compensation you deserve.